Passive Sensor Transponders - Wireless, Battery-Free Sensing With RFID Technology (Internet of Things Applications Europe 2018)

Dr Andreas Weder, Head of Hardware Development Team
Fraunhofer IPMS


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Presentation Summary

This talk will give an overview on battery-free, wireless UHF RFID sensor transponders. We will introduce the general concept, show advantages, limitations and typical use cases. This is followed by an overview of the integration of RFID devices in industrial networks using OPC-UA (Auto ID companion specification) and how this can be extended for sensor transponders. Finally the talk will show some real-world applications of these technologies in passive sensor transponder systems.

Speaker Biography (Andreas Weder)

Studied electrical engineering at the Dresden University of Technology with the major in communications (2000-2006)
Since 2006 employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for photonic Microsystems (IPMS)
Doctoral studies at the Dresden University of Technology in the field of wireless sensor networks
2013 PhD Thesis: „Design and simulation of application specific wireless body area networks for the transmission of vital signs"
Since 2016 Team Manager of the Module Integration Group at Fraunhofer IPMS and responsible for the development of RFID Sensor Transponders

Company Profile (Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS))

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Based in Dresden, Fraunhofer IPMS is your research and service partner in the fields of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, micro-systems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. As one of the currently 67 independent institutes making up the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research, the leading European organization for near-industrial research, our approximately 280 scientists work together with both private industrial and service companies as well as the public sector in projects to directly benefit business and society.
Fraunhofer IPMS supports companies in realizing their innovative ideas in the area of wireless data acquisition using RFID sensors with consulting, concept development, specification and implementation. Fraunhofer IPMS has extensive experience in application-oriented research and development, especially in the areas of analog and digital circuit design, antenna design and sensor integration as well as system integration in modern industrial architectures. Fraunhofer IPMS is therefore able to offer complete and comprehensive assistance from idea to prototype production and pilot series.
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